According to a 2007 study by the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 150 children in America have some type of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Given the large number of children affected, specialized diagnosis and treatment is crucial to ensure that each child’s needs are met appropriately.
We at CPS have made a concerted effort to develop a sub-group of highly specialized clinicians extensively trained in the diagnosis of and treatment planning for children suspected of having spectrum disorders. Sheri Silverman, Psy.D. has led this team for the past 5 years.With the increased demands for evaluations, additional experienced clinical staff members have been recruited to assist Dr. Silverman.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sheryl Sugerman, N.C.S.P is a part of our team. Dr. Sugerman is a nationally certified, licensed school psychologist who has been in the education field for over 20 years. She has 18 years experience working with individuals with Autism and related disabilities in a variety of positions. Beyond her clinical experience, she has served as the Director of Program Development and Therapeutic Services for the Baudhuin School of Nova Southeastern University. She has performed numerous assessments in both the public and private sectors and has provided professional development seminars and workshops nationally on best practices in assessment and parent education for students with Autism and related disabilities.